Yesterday the Supreme Council accepted a request by Rommel Lopez of the Philippines to join the Confraternity. Knight Rommel Lopez has the credentials to become a fine leader of the Confraternity.
This is what he said after his election: I would like to contribute my talents and energies to help promote the advocacies of the Confraternity here in the Philippines and the rest of the world, seeing that charitable giving is much needed now more than ever amid the pandemic. I hope to recruit more young members here in my parish and eventually in the Philippines. And to help the entire Confraternity be better known in cyberspace. Congratulations.
The Supreme Council of the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul.
New Knights in the Philippines
12 October, 2021.
The Grand Master of the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul His Excellency Chevalier Peter Paul Portelli appointed two more knights to the Grand Chapter of the Philippines.
Raymond Bandril Juan Manuel Mendoza
Chev. Rommel Lopez Chev. Adrian Tambuyat Chev. Carlo Oliver Olayta Chev. Juan Mendoza Chev. Raymond Bandril Grand Prior
Ambassador Chevalier Jesus Gary Domingo
Knight Commander Rommel Lopez assist in the parish as a Special Minister of Holy Communion
Chevalier Carlo Oliver Olayta serving as organist for a Holy Mass at the Manila Cathedral - Basilica
Chevalier Ramon Moreno - Grand Prior Emeritus
Chevalier Ramon Jose Sebastia-Moreno y Ybarra - Grand Prior. Knight Commander of Justice.
Spiritual Patron: H. E. Gaudencio 'Cardinal' Rosales
Spiritual Patron: H. E. Ricardo 'Cardinal' Vidal
H. E. Mercedes A. Tuason - Ambassador to the Holy See and to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta
Holy Relics of St. Peter and St. Paul
Your Excellency Grand Master Chev. Peter Paul Portelli, It is I who should be grateful to you and to our Confraternity for giving me the opportunity to serve. I am most humbled by this. The relics I was able to obtain through the kindness of the good Franciscan Nuns, the Poor Clares of St Francis who knew I had been trying to obtain the Holy Relics for our Confraternity. We have been helping them rebuild and repair their old monastery and in gratitude obtained the Holy Relics through their Monastery in France from which Mother Superior, Mother Lina had lived and served for 30 years. I sincerely believe this is God's providence to our Confraternity for the good works we are doing. Please accept this humble gift from the Grand Chapter of the Philippines as a sign of our loyalty and commitment to you our esteemed Grand Master and to the entire Confraternity worldwide. We serve God by serving the sick and the poor. All for the glory of God through our Confraternity! God bless and preserve us! Faithfully yours, Chev. Ramon Jose Sebastia-Moreno y Ibarra Grand Prior Grand Chapter of the Philippines Photo on the right: Grand Prior of the Philippines Chev. Ramon Jose Sebastia-Moreno y Ibarra is presenting the relics to the Chaplain of the Confraternity in Melbourne Fr. Manuel Sunaz CMF.
Bishops and Priests join the Confraternity
More bishops and priest are joining the Confraternity of the Knights of St. Peter & St. Paul in our Grand Chapter of the Philippines. Apostolic vicar Prudencio Padilla Andaya Bishop's Residence, Tabuk Pastoral Center, Bulanao, Tabuk, 3800 Kalinga, Philippines.
Bishop Prudencio Padilla Andaya, Jr., C.I.C.M., DD was born on Jan. 2, 1959 in Lubuagan, Kalinga. He was ordained a priest on Dec. 8, 1986. Pope John Paul II appointed him Second Apostolic Vicar of Tabuk on April 16, 2003. He was ordained bishop on July 16, 2003. His installation took place at the same day. Currently, he serves as vice chairman of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines' (CBCP) Permanent Committee on International Eucharistic Congress and member of Episcopal Commission on Missions. Bishop Andaya speaks English, Tagalog, Iloko and French.
Monsigñor Anton Pascual - Caritas The Philippines By Ramon Jose L. Sebastia-Moreno - Grand Prior
Picture: Monsigñor Anton Pascual and Chevalier Ramon Moreno - Grand Prior.
We will be signing an Memorandum of Understanding very soon with CARITAS to be recognized as one of their official partners in feeding malnourished street children. Ramon Jose L. Sebastia-Moreno
Rev. Fr. Anton Cecilio Tuazon Pascual As a living example of “making a difference in promoting the sustainable development of Asian societies”, Fr.Anton has been responsible in uplifting the lives of many through Caritas Manila and promoting good citizenship through Radio Veritas programs.
When Fr. Anton CT Pascual became the president of Radio Veritas Philippines in 2005, he updated the vision and mission of the Catholic Church radio station with a clearer strategy for Catholic programming that directly serves the people’s moral and spiritual needs.
Radio Veritas (Veritas846) became the most widely quoted radio station by broadsheets, and after less than five years under his leadership became one of the top 10 radio stations in Metro Manila out of 50. From 2010-2012, the Catholic shortwave station broadcasting to Asia was ranked number four.
As the Executive Director of Caritas Manila since 2005, he pared down the leading church nonprofit organization in the Philippines to bare essentials, immediately eliminating inherited, recurrent deficits with a lean staff, rented or leased out underutilized Caritas properties, carefully targeted corporate and individual annual and quarterly donations in cash and in kind campaigns, and meticulously reported fund uses. Simultaneously, he organized the Caritas workers cooperative (the first in Southeast Asia) for middle-to-low income service professionals and workers for project-based contracts with Caritas partners. This solid management style impressed not only the Caritas Board, parishes and corporate stakeholders but also attracted counterpart Caritas organizations elsewhere in the world. His animated zeal provided systematic and significant assistance to Caritas Haiti after the earthquake in 2010, and Caritas Japan during the tsumani and nuclear plant leaks in 2011. These countries later sent study teams to Caritas Manila. His ability to influence also transformed fundraising telethons via Veritas 846 radio into the top-ranking “Caritas in Veritas” program, a platform for matching jobseekers and job hunters, scholarships and students, missing persons with their families.
Fr. Anton also organized the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program of the World Bank and its Philippine version, “Bangon Pamilyang Pilipino” (BPP - Rise, Filipino Families). He was invited to a Special Session of the Cabinet with selected invited congressmen and senators to explain his proposal. This led to a critical collaboration between Caritas Manila and the Philippine Government on the initial implementation of BPP. 60,000 poor Caritas Manila families were the first partner-beneficiaries of BPP, and the values education and micro-entrepreneurship program of Caritas.
His deft use of media to teach and advocate has been recognized and admired. In 2010, Fr. Anton was the recipient of the Order of the Golden Heart with the Rank of Golden Cross from the President of the Philippines, the highest presidential award given to a Filipino (or foreign) citizen who has rendered distinguished services for the amelioration and improvement of the moral, social and economic conditions of the Filipino masses.